Curriculum Development for  e-Learning Courses  Dr. K. P. Hewagamage  Senior Lecturer University of Colombo School of Comp...
Outline <ul><li>BIT Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Asia eBIT and Status Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT ...
BIT Degree Program <ul><li>External degree of UCSC started in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for Initiation </li></ul><ul>...
BIT Status Indicators  <ul><li>Registration is coming down </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Rate is very low (1-3%) </li></ul><ul><l...
e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT <ul><li>2003 – A pilot project funded by Sida </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden Consultant Team </li></u...
Evaluation – Stage 1 <ul><li>+ points   </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable Framework to promote an  external degree program  </l...
Evaluation of Stage 1 <ul><li>- Points   </li></ul><ul><li>Unsuccessful collaborative Learning model </li></ul><ul><li>Poo...
Effectiveness of e-Learning <ul><li>We observed that e-Learning has not done a significant change in the Stage 1 of the pr...
Objectives of Curriculum Development  <ul><li>Develop the foundation for e-Learning Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Obtai...
Curriculum Development – [CD 1] <ul><li>Program Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Road Map 3 year program with 3 milestones...
CD2 -  Constructive Alignment  <ul><li>Syllabus + Learning Resources + Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Split the syllabus two...
CD 3 – Collaborative Learning Model <ul><li>Constructivism  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Overall Discussion </li></ul></ul><...
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Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses 2007

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Presentation by Gihan Wikramanayake on 30th May 2007 at 2nd eLearning Africa - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Nairobi, Kenya.
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K P Hewagamage, G N Wikramanayake, T A Weerasinghe, Peter Mozelius (2007) Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses In: 2nd eLearning Africa - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training 63-65 Nairobi, Kenya: eLA May 28-30

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Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses 2007

  1. 1. Curriculum Development for e-Learning Courses Dr. K. P. Hewagamage Senior Lecturer University of Colombo School of Computing
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>BIT Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Asia eBIT and Status Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development to build the proper foundation </li></ul>
  3. 3. BIT Degree Program <ul><li>External degree of UCSC started in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for Initiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small intake to internal programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCSC – Academic Power Base of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable qualification for affordable price </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Requirement – ICT Workforce </li></ul>
  4. 4. BIT Status Indicators <ul><li>Registration is coming down </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Rate is very low (1-3%) </li></ul><ul><li>The student drop out rate in the first year is very high (Average 60%) </li></ul>Asia eBIT is a project to improve status indicators while expanding the degree program through a model of net-based learning
  5. 5. e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT <ul><li>2003 – A pilot project funded by Sida </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden Consultant Team </li></ul><ul><li>Steps Taken </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Syllabus was improved to include learning objectives and ref. page numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Management System for continuous assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Learning Module for Mathematics </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Evaluation – Stage 1 <ul><li>+ points </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable Framework to promote an external degree program </li></ul><ul><li>Student satisfaction about the detailed syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the students participation with assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of collaborative learning model </li></ul><ul><li>From a static web site to an LMS </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation of Stage 1 <ul><li>- Points </li></ul><ul><li>Unsuccessful collaborative Learning model </li></ul><ul><li>Poor learning content (teaching materials and resources for mathematical learning) </li></ul><ul><li>No link with continuous assessment and final semester examination </li></ul><ul><li>No alignment with respect to syllabus, learning resources and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Negative impression: Not enough support for student’s learning process </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effectiveness of e-Learning <ul><li>We observed that e-Learning has not done a significant change in the Stage 1 of the project due to following reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Weak foundation (Curriculum) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure in constructive alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to implement collaborative learning model </li></ul>
  9. 9. Objectives of Curriculum Development <ul><li>Develop the foundation for e-Learning Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain constructive alignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus + Learning Content + Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply collaborative learning model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Activities </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Curriculum Development – [CD 1] <ul><li>Program Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Road Map 3 year program with 3 milestones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree Path with two intermediate Diploma certificates (DIT, HDIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semester 1 – Preparation Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Syllabus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A template to document all necessary details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of high level learning activities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. CD2 - Constructive Alignment <ul><li>Syllabus + Learning Resources + Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Split the syllabus two portion (first half and second half) </li></ul><ul><li>Two formative assessments for first and second half </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online interactive quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Similarity and relationship between formative and summative assessments </li></ul>
  12. 12. CD 3 – Collaborative Learning Model <ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Overall Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of subject matter wrt sections in the syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicizing individual artifacts for discussions and ratings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think about my CV? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online : Interactive feedback to motivate students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offline: change attitude in the learning process </li></ul></ul>

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